“What Progress has Preserved”
Columbus is a vigorous, progressive community with proud ties to its historic past. As Georgia’s third largest city, with an MSA population exceeding 250,000, Columbus and its surrounding areas offers abundant cultural and social activities to include the Miss Georgia Pageant, the Bradley Museum and the historic Springer Opera House, which is the State Theater of Georgia.
The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art facility that includes the 2,000-seat Bill Heard Theatre, the center’s main venue, and home to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Columbus is also one of the few Southeastern sites for the educational Challenger Center, a unique facility designed to educate students about space travel and teamwork.
Within a few hours, one can be skiing in the mountains or relaxing on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Located within two hours of Atlanta, the Columbus area offers a broad array of opportunities and consumer services, as well as an outstanding educational environment through Columbus State University, Troy State University and nearby Auburn University. Columbus offers more than 185 places of worship representing 30 denominations.
Opportunities for outdoor sports abound, and residents enjoy class A minor league baseball, arena football, numerous parks, swimming pools, tennis courts and golf courses. The regional area provides abundant additional recreational opportunities, such as Callaway Gardens just 20 minutes north of Columbus, which offers 2,500 acres of Georgia flora, three golf courses, hunting preserves and the annual Masters Water Ski Tournament. It is also the home of the Day Butterfly Center and the Columbus Steeplechase, a world-class equestrian event.
The area is a paradise for the sportsman, and bird and game is abundant in the area. Fishing and other water sports are available on five reservoirs within a 50-mile area, and other area activities include the historic Chattahoochee Trace, the 1859’s historic village of Westville, Jimmy Carter’s home in Plains and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs.
Learn more about the city of Columbus and its great quality of life:
Columbus Visitor’s Center
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
City of Columbus, Georgia
Muscogee County School District:
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Newspaper
Learn more about our nearby growing communities on the other side of the Chattahoochee River in Alabama:
Phenix City, Alabama
Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce
Lee County, Alabama
Lee County School District